Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rurality Blog Hop - Beyond the Fence: A Garden Grows

If you live in the country chances are you have at least a small garden to grow a few fresh vegetables at the least. Hubby and I have planted tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. I'll show you those on a later post. Last week I was visiting my Mom and had a chance to take some photos of my Stepdad's garden. His is much larger than mine. I enjoyed taking different shots of the posts and fence that surround the garden. It is necessary otherwise the deer would eat everything. As it is the chipmunks were digging up the onions last week. Just dug them up and left them. Critters - what can you say!
Click the first photo and enjoy the slideshow with a surprise find at the end. 
One Fence Post

Two Fence Posts

Beyond The Fence Posts

The Corner Post

Salad Fixin's 

A Row of Fence Posts
 
While photographing what seems to be mundane, always remember to look down for little surprises!
 



31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful butterfly! such a pretty subtle color!

LOVE the row of fence posts - so rough and rugged.

(and i live in the country and don't garden at all...)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful photos - I love rustic fences. The gardens seem to be growing quite well.

Linda said...

Lovely butterfly! Great photos, Carletta.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow--what a great garden... I can almost 'taste' those delicious veggies. YUM...

Loved the old fence posts also... SO perfect for that garden...

Chipmunks dig up our flower bulbs also (tulips particularly)... Drives me crazy!!!!

Great post, Carletta... Thanks for sharing your Step-dad's garden.

Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

Yes, a fence that should deter the deer!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This is quite a garden! I enjoyed the garden photos, and loved the surprise at the end. I hope this fence helps keep the critters out!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the fence post row pic. nice! i love a veggie garden. yummy. so fun! ( :

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

The butterfly was certainly a sweet surprise! Love the fencing and rural shots. Have a great day!

DeniseinVA said...

These are really neat shots Carletta, I love them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that you can do a slide show in your blog. The lettuce looks so good already; it s a beautiful garden. And the pretty soft gray butterfly is a lovely surprise at the end.

Robyn G said...


Your Step-Dad must have a green thumb. That is a big garden.

The old fence posts have a lot of character and your little surprise is a fun one.

Robyn
http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

Madge Bloom said...

What a gorgeous garden... I can feel the warm soil and taste the fresh veggies grown there! Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #16' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #17...

LV said...

Wonderful garden and fence presentation. Being from the country a long time ago, I know all about planting gardens and fields. Nothing like fresh home grown veggies.

Lmkazmierczak said...

A post on posts! and a butterfly to boot♥ My Rurality: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/barn-it%E2%99%A5/

Deb said...

I'm a city girl with a garden...you have a great garden and awesome fences...

Mama Zen said...

I am so jealous of that garden!

Faye said...

I knew a grardening/photographer who always reminded us to look over our shoulders for the best shot--or the one we may miss. Now add looking down as well. It's amazing how older folk have the energy to raise these huge. productive gardens. My aunt who's 80+ still does. Your should plan regular visits to the parents' this summer!

kelley jensen said...

lovely surprise. My uncle had a 10 foot electric fence around his hay fields and the deer still got in. One day he went out before daybreak to watch and see how they were getting over the fence. They crawled under it!

Karen Frost said...

A wonderful large garden! Love the tub with the salad greens! I think I could manage that! Funny about the chipmunks. xoxo

Liz Needle said...

What a great set of fence photos and a lovely vegetable shot. I love how the colour of the moth matches the wooden fences.

Tanya Breese said...

your garden is awesome...love the fence posts...silly chipmunks!

Linley S said...

Just love this post, or should I say posts.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What's beyond the fence posts looks lush and wonderful!

Neglected Fence

bailey-road.com said...

What a great-looking garden! I love the last shot of the posts in a row.

Terri said...

Garden is looking good!

George said...

I'm very impressed with your step-dad's garden. He must have a couple of green thumbs. I also liked the beautiful surprise at the end of your photos.

Ida said...

Very pleasant post. I love the Row of Fence posts and the surprise at the end. Such a pretty moth.

Annie said...

Such a simple idea and simple images but when all put together, high impact. Thanks for the walk around stepdad's garden, Carletta.

Rose said...

I love this series...and LOVE the surprise at the end...

Carletta said...

IDA,
ACTUALLY IT IS A WOOD SATYR BUTTERFLY.

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